Bayan ng Sagbayan, hindi umano alam na sarado na dapat ang resort sa Chocolate Hills

The local government of Sagbayan, Bohol, on Thursday, denied that they were aware of the closure order imposed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources against the controversial resort that was built around the vicinity of the iconic Chocolate Hills.

In a Facebook post, Sagbayan Office of the Mayor executive secretary Felito Pon said that they allowed the operation of Captain’s Peak Resort as they didn’t receive any copy of the said closure order from DENR.

A TRO has already been imposed against Captain’s Peak since last year.

“Kahapon lang namin nalaman na meron pa lang temporary closure order ang DENR. Kasi walang binibigay sa amin na furnished copy ng temporary closure order,” he said.

“Kung alam namin ‘yung temporary closure order ay sa application for renewal ay hindi na po mare-renew,” he added.

It can be recalled that last year, local news outlet The Freeman tried to talk to the officials of Sagbayan to inquire about the said resort, but they refused to grant any interview.

The resort was now receiving criticism for building an establishment in a UNESCO Heritage Site.

Meanwhile, the resort’s management insisted that they followed the proper process and passed every requirement the government asked of them.

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